The Kenya national team Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has named the final squad that will be traveling to Dar es Salaam to face Tanzania in the 2020 CHAN qualifier on Sunday 28th July.
Among the 22 players selected is Ulinzi Stars trio; goalkeeper James Saruni, midfielder Ibrahim Shambi and forward Enosh Ochieng.
The team will leave the country on Saturday 27th July for the first leg match which will be staged at the Dar National Stadium and each of the three players will be hoping to attract a first national team cap in the game.
National team history
As for Saruni, this is not the first time he is getting called up to the national team, he has been there before. Meanwhile, it is the first time Shambi gets his first senior team call up after proving a mainstay in the U23 team, and earlier the U20 national team.
Enosh, on the other hand, continues to reap from the good form that came with playing the entirety of last season injury – free, which saw him finish as the top scorer in the Kenyan Premier League with 20 goals. This is his first ever call to the national team and after looking sharp in training, he will be hoping to carry his scoring ways to the national team.
Goalkeepers: James Saruni (Ulinzi Stars), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks)
Defenders: Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United), Benard Ochieng (Wazito), Mike Kibwage (KCB), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia)
Midfielders: Duke Abuya (Kariobangi Sharks), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka) (c), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), Musa Masika (Wazito), Teddy Osok (Wazito), Abdalla Hassan (Bandari), Samuel Onyango (Gor Mahia), Cliffton Miheso (Kenya Police), Patillah Omoto (Kariobangi Sharks)
Forwards: Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Enosh Ochieng (Ulinzi Stars), Piston Mutamba (Wazito), Nicholas Kipkirui (Gor Mahia)